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Tips on How to Get Your Journal Published

Updated on August 30, 2020
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Meshack is a freelance writer specializing in health, business, technology, cryptocurrency, nutrition, and fashion.


To be published, one must begin with a well-designed, well-executed, and well-presented research issue and submit it to a journal with an appropriate audience. But scientific journals are picky, and competition is fierce. Many early-stage researchers find it difficult to break down barriers and write their first paper, and persistent rejection can affect the morality and morality of the research. There is no easy way to get published, but there are many ways you can improve your chances of adoption.

Here are a few ways to make your work stand out from the crowd and attract the right attention from the editors.

Give yourself plenty of time

Early career researchers are busy, and when writing is urgently needed, they have many other obligations that may make writing difficult. A major mistake made by academic researchers in the publishing process is that they do not give themselves enough time.

You need to prepare your work carefully, create and analyze it purposefully, and take time to make some changes. Don't try to act together Luckily, most papers in academic journals come months later, if not before their deadline, so regularly review relevant publications, and when research fits your field of research, make sure it's time to prepare, read, publish, and edit.

Select the right journal

Find a journal specializing in one of the sub-topics of your dissertation. Smaller papers or university-based publications frequently concentrate on more specialized subjects and can be the ideal place to publish your technology chapter or your street-performance sociology study. Whatever your research topic, there is possibly a peer-reviewed journal, or at least an up-coming special issue, which focuses on your academic specialty.

Get the best writing

Academic journals have very fairly strict standards ensuring the quality control of all the papers they publish. There will be no point in submitting your research article if it is not well-published, has an incorrect word count, or has no clear argument. Reading through published articles is a good start, but you'll need thorough guidance if you want academic journals to take your work seriously.

Edit your content

Editing is the key to all good writing. No job comes out of the editing process worse than it did when it went in. You need to edit while you write, but you do need to consider having professional assistance with editing at some main stages in your research writing process.

Ask a colleague to review your work

One of the issues that magazine publishers face is the wrong syntax. The author's first language may not be English and has not yet made the necessary corrections. If words and grammar are bad, it can be very difficult to know what's going on in the article. A friend of yours can help you decide that creative writing doesn't have any great ideas.

Follow correct submission procedure

Another major mistake made by scholars when submitting for publication is that they ignore the publisher's instructions. Do not submit your full thesis when the journal requests 300-word abstractions. And while it's important to choose the right publication for your presentation, don't forget to refer to your research as requested by the editor. Make sure your submission is short, meets the criteria, and applies as much as possible in terms of logging.


Don't assume that a rejected submission means that your work will not be accepted by the magazine. The academic relinquishes and rejects the request to change the journal. But that's a big mistake. Remember, that's the nature of peer-reviewed research. Scientific publications have been compiled to test and challenge professional educators to disseminate knowledge that is useful and accurate. Improve or modify your work with your input and suggestions and submit it. You are still interested as long as the post directs you to improve your work.

Be Patient

Having published takes time, and in the first attempt, only a small number of early career researchers have acknowledged their journal. Yeah, it feels bad to have your paper rejected, particularly after all the work you've put into it. But you just need to do it again and again.

Let's hope this helps give you confidence, inspiration, and knowledge to start taking steps to turn your journals into published books.

© 2020 Meshack Muia


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